negligence negligence  /ˈnɛɡ lə dʒəns/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
  2. (n) the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern

Usage(s):

  1. Several Chinese dairies are suspected of negligence in allowing the distribution of tainted milk products.
  2. The problem is there's no hard and fast rule for what counts as negligence.
  3. Instead, investigators are focusing on possible negligence within the props department of Hoevels' Thalia Theater ensemble.

News

  1. W.Va. Court Dismisses Negligence Suit Against DHHR in Death of Man Who Choked on a Hot Dog

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The state Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit accusing the Department of Health and Human Resources of negligence in the death of a Sissonville man who choked on a hot dog
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WTRF Wheeling

  2. W.Va. court dismisses negligence suit against DHHR

    The state Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit accusing the Department of Health and Human Resources of negligence in the death of a Sissonville man who choked on a hot dog at a day shelter.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WOWK-TV West Virginia

  3. Lawsuit: Mom alleges negligence in son's shooting

    A civil lawsuit alleging negligence has been filed in the case of a toddler who was shot in the head Feb. 7 in Laredo.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Laredo Morning Times

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Quotes

  1. Brown said a natural disaster "is being made into a man-made catastrophe by the negligence, the neglect and the inhuman treatment of the Burmese people by a regime that is failing to act and to allow the international community to do what it wants...
    on May 17, 2007 By: Gordon Brown Source: 940 News

  2. "This is a story of partnership, courageous action and compassion overcoming deplorable negligence," Brooks said.
    on Jun 21, 2006 By: Vincent Brooks Source: 940 News

  3. "It is a source of embarrassment at the international level," said Ahsan Iqbal, an opposition lawmaker. "This government should be ashamed and make those responsible for criminal negligence in their duties accountable."
    on Mar 3, 2009 By: Allama Iqbal Source: FOXNews

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